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LONG    L^NCE

in the I Saw Dance had many of these 'wound'
and 'scalp' feathers adorning their heads; and their
bodies were covered with old wounds., which had
been touched up with paint to make them fresh
again. We boys sat and counted them, and we
tried to figure out among ourselves which was the
greatest hero, Indians always permitted their
youngsters to witness these warlike displays,, that
they might Inspire us to emulate the bravery of
our fathers and encourage us to be great warriors.

Chief Carry-the-Kettle3 being the oldest war-
chief present, was the first to be called upon to
relate his exploits In the I Saw Dance. I shall
never forget the Impressive dignity of this won-
derful gentleman of the plains. The hero of a
dozen escapades that would set at nought the
wildest dreams of the imagination., Chief Carry-
the-Kettle was leading his people to war when
Sitting Bull3 Crow Foot, and Pound Maker were
still in their infancy. And yet he survived until
19235 when Sitting Bull and the rest of the
frontier chiefs had become little more than mythi-
cal figures of history.

Though Chief Carry-the~Kettle had killed
more than a hundred men on the war-path, there
was something in his face that was truly spiritual
a remarkable gleam of human goodness that
made him bigger in my eyes than any man I have
seen. When he had to refer to his killings on the

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